But I already do a lot of staff development. What is the SKEIN service going to tell me I don’t already know?

SKEIN can help even the best colleges to better focus their energies and money on professional development processes, systems and activities which deliver actual benefit for students. Colleges, that are in general enthusiastic, organised supporters of their staff development, rarely evaluate (or know how to evaluate) the impact of the PD they provide or pay for.

Those who see PD as an add-on or something to buy in from others from time to time find SKEIN helps them ensure that their CPD becomes focused on doing the day job better and paying attention to important longer term goals at the same time as addressing urgent priorities.